Sat.Feb 25, 2012 - Fri.Mar 02, 2012

5 Good Ideas for News Media Facebook Pages

Adam Sherk

What are news organizations doing to increase user activity and engagement on their Facebook pages?

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20 Ways to Cultivate Brand Unawareness in Social Media

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a guest post by Brad Shorr. Many businesses use social media to promote brand awareness, and it can be quite effective.

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Why Communities of Practice are the Key to the Future

SocialFish

One of my favorite sources of inspiration, Harold Jarche, has a really interesting post I wanted to point you to about how to organize for diversity and complexity , one of the themes we explore in great detail in Humanize.

Bloggers: Would You Rather Be First Or Right?

SocMed Sean

To all my blogger friends, I would love to hear opinions on whether it is more responsible for us to be right vs. first when reporting information. Is speculation okay? Is it useful?

Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

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How Important Is Security For Your Online Business?

Small Business Mavericks

I am often surprised at the different mind sets between online and offline business owners. In reality, a business is a business – no matter the environment in which it is conducted. Security is a thorny issue with consumers. They want their data protected, especially when it comes to their email addresses, their postal addresses, and more importantly, their credit card numbers.

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Have You Been A Victim Of Grouponitude?

Jason Yormark

I’m as guilty as anyone for being sucked into the group buying frenzy. Hey, a deal is a deal. Of course I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all those massages and laser hair removals. Lately however I’ve noticed a growing trend when using one of these deals that actually has me wanting to not purchase or use them anymore. Grouponitude. What is Grouponitude you ask? grou ? pon ? tude. a negative or hostile state of mind in response to the use of a group buying deal.

New Facebook Pages with Timeline Design

Kikolani

Last night, I decided to try out the New Facebook Pages with Timeline for my freelance writing page. Facebook plans to change things over on March 30th anyway, so you might as well prepare early for what’s coming, and for pages, there are lots of preparations to be made.

Why Generative?

SocialFish

That was a question posed during a Humanize webinar Maddie and I gave last week about the book. Why did we use the not-so-commonly-known word, “generative” in describing one of our human elements.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

9 Social Media Hacks I Use Every Day

Convince & Convert

Social media isn’t inexpensive, it’s just different expensive. To do it well requires a tremendous time commitment, and regardless of what your life and lifestyle entails, the time you spend on social comes with an opportunity cost price tag.

4 Note-Taking Apps for Android Smartphones

Idaconcpts

Here are 4 apps for your Android device that will make your life easier by allowing you to take notes digitally instead of on a boring notepad. One great advantage of taking digital notes is that are saved in digital form right away.

The Social Media Train – is it too late to catch it?

Akamai Marketing

I’ve recently had some conversations with people who are feeling that because they didn’t get integrate social media right away, that they’ve already been left behind. Good news! This simply isn’t the case. .

6 Steps for Getting Started with Social CRM for Membership Orgs

SocialFish

Here’s my slide deck from the presentation I gave this week at the Avectra Users and Developers Conference. You’ve seen these use cases before, but here’s a handy reminder with more details about them. My most important points from the session: 1.

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Changes in B2B Marketing — Mad Marketing TV Ep 13

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Join guest host Jeff Ogden and special guest Paul Dunay, CMO of Networked Insights and author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies, as they discuss: Recent changes in B2B marketing. Influencer strategies and why they’re important. Facebook’s IPO and what it means for marketers.

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3 Reasons Why Pinterest May Succeed Where Google+ Has Failed

SocMed Sean

Unless you have been living under a rock or on an island populated primarily by men, you have likely heard a slight shift in the vocabulary of the women around you.

Strata: Mixing the Social Data Cocktail

www.readwriteweb.com

Everyone knows you can learn a lot by trawling data coming from social media services like Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. But sometimes the data will surprise you.

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Social Business Trends and Next-Gen Ecosystems

SocialFish

We’re at AUDC for most of this week; so in the meantime, here’s a heady slide deck by Dion Hinchcliffe of the Dachis Group, giving his closing keynote at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit (apparently not the same as the Enterprise 2.o conference which hasn’t happened yet).

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Avoiding the Client-Consultant Ego Clash

Waxing UnLyrical

Some of you know I’m adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University. For those who don’t, I am (!), and this is my fourth year teaching a class on “not-for-profits in the digital age.”

Ads Worth Spreading

Twist Image

People hate advertising. How often have you heard that line? Do you believe it to be true? I don't (no shock there). I prefer to turn the phrase a little bit: people don't hate advertising. people hate bad advertising. It's a pervasive sentiment throughout the marketing world.

Planned Parenthood Asks You To ‘Check In’ To Safe Sex

Firebelly

You can check in at your favorite coffee shop or gastropub on Foursquare. You can check in to your favorite album or guilty pleasure reality TV show with GetGlue. Now, thanks to Planned Parenthood’s QR-coded condoms and their Where Did You Wear It? campaign, you can even check in to sex.

How Brands Use Pinterest

Mindjumpers

Tweet Pinterest, the social bookmarking tool for images and videos launched in 2010, has become a new favorite platform for many of us – myself included. No doubt, the popularity of the network has exploded. Back in December, Pinterst counted over 7 million unique users, compared to 1.6

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Long Live Seuss! A PR Pro’s Tribute to History’s Greatest Children’s Author

Waxing UnLyrical

March second! March second! March Second! March Deuce! I say it to celebrate good Dr. Seuss! Today was his birthday. He’d be one-oh-eight! Hooray to the man! Though he’s late, he was great! To think Seuss does not seem. To remind of Bernays. Nonetheless, our good rhyme king. Does have his place.

Some Perspectives on Pinterest

Social Media Marketing

You've probably heard that Pinterest is here and in a big way. If you're not already familiar with it, take a look and see if you can understand what the fuss is all about. The site has been around for a couple of years but only recently took off.

How To: Remove Paid Links Without Hurting Your Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to search engine rankings, we all know that one of the major search engine ranking factors is how many links you have to your website. Especially text links that include the keywords your trying to rank for in the anchor text. So, if you want to rank well for “red widgets”, then having lots of links with “red widgets” in the anchor text pointing to your site will help your search engine rankings.

How to Become Your Own Boss by Creating Your Own Wealth Online

Kikolani

The following is a guest post by Patrick Meninga of Make Money With No Work. How do you become your own boss in the world of internet marketing? The key is that you have to generate consistent monthly income, enough to cover your living expenses.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Do You Get It? Introducing My First Premium Plugin

Viper Chill

You don’t have to look far in the IM world to see people touting how powerful email marketing is. How “growing subscribers” is a crucial aspect of building a sustainable internet business. I’ve talked about it myself on countless blog posts.

Representational Democracy is Dead

Laurel Papworth

Today Caucus votes in Australia as to who will Lead the Labor Party – our current Prime Minister Julia Gillard, or our ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd – and ultimately be Prime Minister.

8 Ways To Score That Elusive Entry Level Marketing Position

Twist Image

It's probably the most frequently asked question that people looking for work ask. The ultimate truth to winning a job is not about resume, experience or how you did in the interview sessions (sorry). The true answer is that it is a very subjective process, which is why it is extremely frustrating to so many. What one recruiter sees as a star, another sees as a dud.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Journey Through Canyons

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup.

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.